What is an Air Handler and What Does It Do?

Maybe you’ve heard of air handlers. Maybe you haven’t. Even if you are familiar with the idea of an air handler, you may not be sure if you could use one to improve your home comfort in Waterloo. We’re here to help you recognize what an air handler is and if one would help you in your home.

An air handler is the indoor unit of a split-system air conditioner or a heat pump. Basically, an air handler does what its title says: it handles air. It assists your split system or heat pump circulate cooled or warmed air through the ducts of your house. The air handler utilizes the evaporator coil and the blower in your ventilation system, together with other components. When the weather is hot, the air handler pushes air through your home, which helps sustain adequate comfort levels in your home. Some models of air handlers even have heat strips to boost the heating power or your heat pump when the weather gets colder.

A correctly maintained and functioning air handler can help lessen utility bills and a create an extended lifetime for your split system or heat pump.

If you want to learn more about air handlers and the mean by which they could potentially benefit you and your home comfort, call Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd today at 519-664-0600. We can help you decide if you’d be better assisted by a more efficient air handler and present you our many options. 

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